The Cenacle Sisters of England and Ireland

Our Ministries

The mission of the Congregation is rooted in the universal mission of the Church, to proclaim the apostles’ message that salvation and life are in Christ.  Impelled by love of Christ and concern for a world in need of this message, we give ourselves with all our strength to making the Gospel known so that it may become a source of life for everyone (Constitutions 6)

Whatever form our apostolic work takes, it keeps a fundamental unity.  It is always directed to awakening and deepening faith, whether it is expressed in retreats, catechesis or other forms of spiritual apostolate. (Constitutions 8)

Spiritual Direction

The practice of ‘Spiritual Direction’ is the help one Christian gives to another to enable them to pay attention to God’s personal communication to them. Read more


It goes without saying that a spiritual director needs to have their own spiritual director. However, it is also highly recommended that they benefit from supervision. Read more


A retreat is a time set apart in order to pray and reflect on life and to be with God who made us and loves us. Read more

19th Annotation Retreats

There are two ways of experiencing the full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius – making a 30 days enclosed retreat and making the retreat in the flow of daily life. Both can be very profound and life changing experiences according to the needs and generosity of the individual. Read more

Weeks of Guided Prayer

Weeks of Guided Prayer (WGPs) have been adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola. They offer a means of experiencing something of the exercises for those who are not able to undertake the full 30 days. Read more

Open Door Retreat

Some people manage to get away to a retreat centre to take the time but this is not always possible, for a variety of reasons. An Open Door Retreat is one way of providing a tool for the essential reflection. Read more

Celtic Spirituality

Celtic Spirituality is early Christianity as it developed among the Celtic speaking people, taking on the unique flavour of their identity and culture. Celtic Spirituality is popular to-day because it holds many values that speak to people of the 21st century and if applied to the present can help us live a more united and inclusive Christianity. Read more

Ignatian Spirituality Course

The Ignatian Spirituality Course (ISC) is a 3 year course, held in the city of London. Its basis is the understanding of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and the art of spiritual direction. Read more

Pastoral Care

We offer pastoral care in hospital and university settings and to refugees and asylum seekers Read more

Young Adults

The Cenacle Sisters are committed to working with young adults in spiritual direction, weeks of guided prayer, vocational guidance and discernment groups such as Samuel Read more

Personal Growth and Development

Providing a forum where individuals meet in a 1:1 relationship to talk about problems or difficulties they may be experiencing. It can help in understanding your feelings, thoughts and activities more clearly. Read more

Upcoming Events

Check out what Events are coming up in the next few weeks Read more

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